At The Old Rectory, our wonderful activities coordinators make sure that there are always plenty of activities to get involved with, whatever your interests.
We have regular visits from musical entertainers, both inside….
We often invite in specialist fitness instructors, to help keep us on our toes,
and we always have a wide range of indoor fun and games on offer.
For the more creative, art materials are always available, and we regularly offer craft activities, often related to the season, such as making Easter bonnets…
or carving pumpkins at Halloween.
We have a wonderful flower arranging expert, who regularly visits to help our residents create beautiful flower arrangements.
And whatever the season, we never miss an excuse for a party,
with plenty of delicious food and drink on offer,
Our wonderful carers love their annual pantomime,
but for anyone who prefers a bit of peace, there’s always a quiet spot to sit and read the paper.
Regular Trips & Activities
At The Old Rectory, your wish is our command. Residents choose their own outings, and our wheelchair-accessible minibus makes this easy to arrange.
Trips to the Mindful Café, art exhibitions, garden centres and local beauty spots are all regular events.
If a resident fancies a visit to a local pub or restaurant, we will happily arrange it,
and we often get involved with activities at our local church.
Our garden at The Old Rectory is a beautiful, calm and relaxing oasis,
with a delightful fishpond.
Any residents who enjoy gardening are very welcome to help,
our amazing Magic Table provides hours of fun and games,
and we even have a Virtual Reality headset, for those who fancy a bit of slightly more surreal entertainment.
We keep a scrapbook of all our activities, which residents love to browse through, to refresh their memories of happy times….
and we even have visits from a shoe supplier, providing a personal fitting service to anyone who needs it.
What's On Offer?
At The Old Rectory, we encourage our residents to feel part of the vibrant community in Stalbridge. We always love to welcome our younger visitors from the local school,
and make sure that our residents get front row seats in local parades, whatever the weather!
We know how much pleasure animals can bring to our residents. Our gorgeous resident dog, Prim, is always looking for someone to give her a bit of attention,
and our friendly guinea pigs, Stan & Ollie, who live in the garden, often pop in for a cuddle.
We also have regular visits from slightly more unusual animals, such as reptiles …
birds of prey…
and our own special Bramley Care Pet Therapy cat.
Believe it or not, we even have the occasional visit from a Shetland pony…..
and a donkey!